English lessons are based around rich and engaging texts covering a wide range of genres. Through the study of such genres, the children will gain an invaluable collection of skills to embed within their own writing. This foundation, alongside regular grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons, is the perfect combination to further enhance English skills and knowledge.
Reading in Year 4 is taught daily to focus on deepening their reading understanding. A range of stimuli will be used to engage the children to apply their reading skills, such as inference, deduction and justifying their answers or opinions.
Children are encouraged to read at home as often as possible, through their own choice of authors and genres from our extensive library, which increases their vocabulary and spelling skills to add to the valuable work that we carry out in class. Each child in Year 4 will receive a reading book which will be matched to their ability. From this, the children will gain a deeper understanding of the texts. All children in Key Stage 2 read for 20 minutes a day and have the opportunity to quiz on their book and change their book based on their achieved level.
Our maths scheme, ‘Maths No Problem’ is a real hands-on approach to maths, with children using practical equipment to represent, replicate and solve problems. With a variety of different stages to the lessons, the children are able to develop a wide range of skills, including the ability to achieve a greater understanding of maths.
The spring term
During the spring term, Year 4 look at ‘Misty Mountain Winding River’ and start to explore the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time. We will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. After gaining an understanding of this, we will explore how to use the eight points of a compass and use symbols and keys to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map. Overall, this is an exciting topic where children can explore the world and the impact human and natural influences can have!